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Munich, Travel

Residenz München

While the majority of the people were protesting the Atomkraft (nuclear?), I spent close to 3 hrs wandering the vast castle. Although many of the rooms had been destroyed during WWII, there were still many rooms full of art, porcelain, interior decor, furniture – whatever was saved or preserved.  Visiting all these palaces make me wonder about all the other furniture and art in the other destroyed rooms. Plain white walls are so depressing and provide such a stark contrast to the richly renovated ornate rooms. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the visit very much!

Visited: Residenz München, incl. Schatzkammer (Treasury) & Cuvilliés-Theater
Price: 8€ (students, incl. <26 y.o. with ITYC); 11€
Website: www.residenz-muenchen.de/
Duration: Self-guided tour ca. 3 hrs
About: Originally a small moated castle from 1385, it gradually expanded to become the residence and seat of government for the Wittelsbach rulers (until 1918 with the end of the empire). Although many of the rooms had been destroyed during WWII, there were still plenty of rooms filled with art, porcelain, interior decor, furniture – whatever was saved or preserved.  Visiting all these palaces makes me wonder about all the other furniture and art in the other destroyed rooms. Plain white walls are so depressing and provide such a stark contrast to the richly renovated ornate rooms. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the visit very much!

Residenz: This took up 2/3 of the 3 hours spent at the residence. There were lots of rooms on display.
Schatzkammer: Treasure dating back to the 9th C. to the 19th/20th C.!
Cuvillies-Theater: Small baroque theatre; takes 5-10 min, depending on how long you like to admire interior designs.